- CommentaryDec 5, 2014
Reluctant Member of the Nuclear Club
Faced with the prospect of having to confront nuclear-armed China and Pakistan, with both of which it had fought wars over unresolved territorial disputes, India conducted a series of nuclear tests at Pokhran, Rajasthan, on May 11 and 13, 1998, and declared itself a state armed with nuclear weapons.
- CommentaryBy Todd Summers, Katherine PeckNov 30, 2014
India is the second-largest recipient of grant assistance from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, with a three-year allocation under the Global Fund’s new funding mechanism of $850 million.
- NewsletterNov 3, 2014
The Winter Session of Parliament will commence on November 24, concluding on December 23. The earlier Budget Session was naturally dominated by the budget. The Winter Session will provide better insight into the Modi government’s legislative priorities and abilities.
- ReportOct 30, 2014
The United States has provided support to political transitions worldwide for many years. But it was just 20 years ago that the U.S. government established an office specifically to respond when regimes or conflicts ended and to maintain momentum toward positive change.
- ReportOct 22, 2014
On October 19, the Election Commission of India released the results of two key state elections held on October 15. In line with most exit polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won a majority in Haryana and a plurality in Maharashtra. These election results put an end to speculation that the Modi government’s honeymoon period is over.
- NewsletterOct 15, 2014
Among the ways Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke from precedent during his U.S. visit was in engaging the business community directly. This is a very welcome development and signals an evolving role for the U.S. government on business issues.
- ReportSep 22, 2014
The 26-year, $11 billion Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is one of the largest public health programs ever. While global eradication remains frustratingly elusive, the GPEI has reduced the annual number of polio cases by more than 99 percent since the initiative began. In the process, it has developed innovative and important public health assets, both tangible and intangible.
- ReportSep 19, 2014
Pakistan’s economic crisis is one of the main sources of its instability, but government and donor efforts to stabilize and grow its economy have so far been inadequate. One of the barriers to investing in Pakistan’s private sector has been the perceptions of risk due to insecurity and corruption.
- NewsletterSep 3, 2014
This edition of our newsletter refocuses attention on a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) between the United States and India and how it could be a game-changer.
- ReportBy Anthony H. Cordesman, Abdullah ToukanAug 30, 2014
The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is one of the most areas of the world in human terms. It includes a wide variety of races, cultures, and religions. The level of political stability, the quality of governance, demographic pressures, ethnic and sectarian tensions, and the pace of economic growth create a different mix of opportunity and risk in each state.